Community Opportunities

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Sardonic and heartwarming, 2.5 is Lisa’s tribute to her father, told by stitching together two disparate but formative parts of his life: his love of roller coasters and a trip to Auschwitz. She’s working on a video project about him, but it’s not coming together the way she’d hoped, so she has rented a theatre, brought slides and some camcorders, and is talking through what she’s got with the viewer, hoping to reach clarity and discovering small revelations along the way.

If you have students in your Hillel community who might be unsure of their post-graduation plans, it’s not too late for them to apply for our 2021-2022 cohort! Members of our Jewish Corps receive incredible benefits like:
  • Full-time, on-the-ground job placements at leading non-profits;
  • Innovative programming that develops activist chops and Jewish social justice insights;
  • Intentional, pluralistic communal living;
  • A monthly living stipend, house insurance, housing, and a transportation stipend;
  • Membership in our active 1,400+ alumni network for life.
There are still spots available in all five of our program cities, including our newest city San Diego, with placements at incredible placements such as Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action, Met Council on Jewish Poverty, Community of Hope, National Immigrant Justice Center, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC), and more.
Plus: we are still still recruiting for a few more spots for our very first Jews of Color (JOC) Bayit in New York City! The establishment of the JOC Bayit gives Jewish participants of color the opportunity to build intentional, JOC community as they embark on their year of service with Avodah. JOC Bayit participants will have access to additional benefits like JOC mentors, targeted programming, and engagement with the wider JOC ecosystem in NYC.
These spots will not be available for long, so encourage students to apply ASAP!

Tikkun Olam Makers is now accepting applications for the 2021/22 TOM Fellowship!

TIkkun Olam Makers (TOM) is a global network of communities dedicated to improving people’s lives by making affordable, open-source technology accessible to all.

The TOM Fellowship is a 9-month program designed for university students interested in creating social impact in their community through technology and innovation.  The Fellowship combines hands-on project management experience with theoretical and practical skills.

What you will do as a TOM Fellow:

You will make a significant impact in your community and beyond and meet incredible people!

Also, you will:

  • Establish and manage a TOM community on your campus
  • Lead TOM activities throughout the year (e.g. Makeathons, build parties, design challenges, TOM product manufacturing etc’)
  • Work with students, faculty and community partners to strengthen and expand the community
  • Interact and collaborate with other TOM Fellows and represent your community as part of TOM’s global network

What you will learn as a TOM Fellow:

All TOM Fellows participate in our annual Leadership Program that runs between September ‘21 and May ‘22. The program consists of monthly workshops and seminars covering a range of theoretical concepts and practical know-how on:

  • Community and partnership-building
  • Storytelling, social media and communications best practices
  • Accessibility, empathy building and working with people with disabilities
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking and Adaptive Design

Who can be a TOM Fellow?

Students enrolled in undergrad/grad/PhD programs including (but not limited to) Engineering, Design, Occupational/Physical Therapy, Medical/Nursing and Management.

Who is the ideal TOM Fellow?

Ask yourself, are you:

  • A self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and a knack for positive social impact
  • A natural leader that likes to work with people and get them excited about big ideas
  • Committed to setting goals and achieving results with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excited about using tech for good and solving complex challenges
  • Proficient in English and comfortable speaking in front of others

Upcoming info sessions to be announced soon. Please check back on for more info.